Employers' Club

Meet the team: Harry Wells

Each quarter, a different member of the team will provide some insight into their daily roles, what they love about their job and how they came to global mobility/employment tax. 

Tell us three interesting facts about yourself.

  1. I have competed at county level in Golf, Football, Athletics, and Gaelic.
  2. When I was seven I appeared on the Paul O’Grady show and was asked if I was King for the day what would I do, my obvious response was make everyone dye their hair ginger.
  3. I was the first person to complete a placement in Tax at PKF Littlejohn

How did you get into tax? Tell us about your career with PKF to date.

I was a second-year university student, with no idea where his career wanted to go but had signed up to a course which meant I had to do a placement year, if I could find one. Having reviewed numerous websites I came across PKF who I reached out to enquire whether they were open to doing placements and they mentioned that they were looking to start this within the Tax department. I felt my interview had gone well, and I now know that I conveniently quoted a phrase from the website of one of those individuals who was interviewing me, which clearly impressed, an thankfully resulted in me getting the job. Working for the company for 15 months across both Private Client and Corporate tax, upon completion I was lucky enough to be granted a graduate contact on completion of my university degree, in which I was even luckier to start during the pandemic.

I have now been at the company since September 2020 and have learnt plenty in my time within the Human Capital team so far. I am on track to be ATT qualified by the summer of 2022, before hopefully continuing to study for my CTA qualification. I am lucky to be working within a growing Human Capital team, which gives me access to a variety of work and clients and responsibility on a large amount of work from the moment I joined.

What does your role entail day to day?

My day-to-day role involves managing a portfolio of globally mobile employees who can be resident, non-resident or even split year, and advising them on their UK tax position. Preparing and completing Self-Assessment tax returns, tax calculations as well as dealing with any HMRC queries and applications our clients require or need assistance with.

Also more recently is being asked to get involved in more advisory/disclosure writing for clients.

What is your favourite thing about working with PKF?

The exposure to the variety of work from the minute you start. No day is to similar as you are always dealing with clients from a variety of backgrounds, meaning there is always opportunities to develop knowledge far wider of that of the UK tax system and build networks across a number of countries.

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